We've hit that sparkly, festive time of year again in what feels like record speed! Christmas 2022!
If you're like us, and feeling a little anxious about the gifting list, grab a G & T, sit back and scroll - we've done the hard yards on those tricky gifts for you!
The Surprise Visitor
The knock at the door, a panicked glance - there's an unexpected arrival on the doorstep...
Usher in your surprise guest/neighbour/forgotten relation, and when they hand you a present, send one of these their way.
The Palm Beach Extra Mini Candles are a hit every year, and we know why. Packaged and ready to hang on the tree, grab a few of these to have on hand ready for any surprise arrivals. The little candle looks extra festive and merry, there's two summery fragrances to choose from, and your lucky receiver will have 10 hours of burn time to ponder how lovely you are. Disaster averted.
There's nothing quite like the pressure of buying for the extended family, and at the pinnacle is the In Laws. If you're buying for the MIL or SIL, we'd happily recommend Louenhide. We can't guarantee brownie points, but if we had to put our money on something, it would be our bag collection.
We have seen ladies of all ages find something to love within our accessories range, and there's a colour and size to suit almost everyone.
The Kasey Crossbody has been an absolute bestseller this season, and it's a brilliant size for most people. Not too big, not too small - just enough room for the important bits and pieces, and two fun strap options to choose from.
And if you're going all out, a travel bag is the answer! Whether you choose Boston, Alexis or the Tuscan Overnighter, with plenty of room and a bunch of colours to choose from, these are a no-brainer.
Kris Kringle Chaos
The Palm Beach Christmas Collection was absolutely made for Kris Kringle gifting, and whatever budget you're working with, there's something here for you! Keep to the hanging baubles for something small, or go all out with a limited edition candle.
If you made us pick just one, the Mini Candle & Diffuser gift set would get our vote. You'll have change from $50, and you've covered both the candle and diffuser options in one neat, festive package.
It's so lovely you'll be tempted to keep one for you, and maybe if you're a family who does the stealing version of Kris Kringle, you might just get lucky!
Nieces, Nephews & Neighborhood Kids
The wild rabble of little people eagerly awaiting Christmas deserve a special present, and we think our Freedom Moses slides are just the thing missing from their stocking this year.
We've seen more than a couple of kids lose their minds over these shoes, and there's a bunch of colours to choose from. Match the little feet back to yours, or keep your favourite colour just for you, we won't judge.
There's few people who deserve a thank you more than teachers, and we usually see a few shoppers finding those extra special gifts to send on the last week of school.
While we've heard Dan Murphy's vouchers are always well received, we think that the Celebration Candle Trio from Palm Beach will be just as welcome under their tree this year.
Three cocktail inspired scents - Margarita, G&T, & Espresso Martini - for your little person's mentor to enjoy at home, and unwind at the end of the school year. And if you're feeling extra generous, or just looking for something small that's not another mug, maybe pop in a Bon Bon Room Mist. God knows they probably need all the sweet smells they can get in the classroom...
Buying for a teen can be hit and miss. Thankfully, we have some brilliant juniors on our team who are always handy for advice, and we also see many 18ths & 21st presents leaving our bright little store.
If you're looking for something petite but pretty, we'd point you towards the Room Mists from Palm Beach. These have been crazy popular, especially with the cool young crowd, and there's a scent to suit most noses. And if you're just looking for that final finishing touch, the Bon Bon mini edition could be the perfect solution!
Also worth exploring is our jewellery collection from FinerRings! These beauties are in store only, but that means you have us on hand to help you find the right match for your special person. In a nutshell, pearls are always a good idea, you can never have too many stacking rings, and a simple hoop or stud never goes out of style. And you could always team something back with a Louenhide jewellery case, too! Pop in for a chat and we'll help you out!
For the friends, the work colleagues, the neighbours and the school crossing person or bus driver. For those occasions when you just need a little something to send your festive wishes.
A 50ml hand lotion all wrapped and ready to hang on the tree! You'll just have to choose which fragrance to gift (and maybe which fragrance to keep - we won't tell!).
Best of All
And last but not least, if you're struggling to choose, maybe a gift card is the way to go!
While they're often denounced as a low effort present, we think giving someone the chance to have some time to themselves to choose something they really love is actually one of the best gifts of all. If they're a time-poor soul, a busy mum, a cash-strapped student, or someone who never buys things just for them, a gift card could be a winner.